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Winkton

Military site : airfield

Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned, dismantled and returned to agriculture in 1945.

Service

Units

People

  • William Abraham

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Duane Ash

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Buford Courtney

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Rufus Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • George Cuonzo

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio operator | 404th Fighter Group
    George was born in Mt Vernon New York and enlisted in 1942. He was a chief radio operator in the 508th 404th and attained the rank of Tech Sergeant. He landed at Utah Beach and fought in the Bulge and moved on to Germany. He enjoyed playing drums...

  • Chester Dunsmore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Robert Fenstermacher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, of Scranton, was a P-47D pilot who crashed in Belgium in December 1944 during an armed-reconnaissance mission against targets in Germany. He was 23. ...

  • Russell Fredendall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Fredendall in the 507th - the friendliest, happiest, most good-natured boy in the squadron. He was a good pilot, too; before his promotion during the month, he was leading flights as a second lieutenant, with first lieutenants flying his wing. (...

  • William Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 8AF USAAF. "During an early familiarisation flight with a fully loaded P47C [41-6529], 1st Lt William Frost had to carry out an emergency return to the airfield, having notified the field controller that he had a fuel leak and...

  • Charles Hochadel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-25852 Snortin' Bull

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26465 Rae

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-7884 'Reggie's Reply' / 'Lucky' 'Donnie Boy'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D Thunderbolt 42-7884, was 2nd Lt John Godfrey's first 'REGGIE'S REPLY', which he inherited from his future flight leader 1st Lt. Don Gentile. ...

  • 42-7959

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Capt James A Goodson. ...

  • 41-6529 'Hi! R.P.M.'/'Eager Beaver/Miss Beth'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This P-47C Thunderbolt was the one-time mount of Captain Ervin 'Dusty' Miller. It's nose art, 'Hi! R.P.M.', commemorated the birth of his son, Robert Paul Miller. ...

  • 42-25704 My Mozelle, My Lady June

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404th FG, 508th FS on May1,1944 as "7J-E", as the personal mount of then Capt. "Tibbo" Tibbets, "A" flight leader for the 508th FS. Reassigned Dec.6,1944 as "7J-Z" when assigned as the personal mount of 1St. Lt. Edward M. James. This ship...

  • 42-28794

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-75118

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 508FS, 404FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-25857

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)

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